Backstage Pass with Lia Chang

Art & Photography

Art & Photography
David McQueen’s Field Notes to an Imagined Narrative, Bridging Isolation on view at Wave Hill through November 29th
Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon on view at the National Portrait Gallery in London, July 2 – October 18, 2015
“Water to Paper, Paint to Sky: The Art of Tyrus Wong,” – Retrospective of Disney Legend at MOCA, March 26 – September 13
Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion Exhibition on view at New-York Historical Society through April 19; Photos of An Evening with Amy Tan
Photos: “Swimming Awkward Moment,” the newest works by painter Arlan Huang at Trestle Gallery through March 27
Photos: Art Salon with Artist Yang Chihung and Dr. Agnes Hsu-Tang at New-York Historical Society
Oct 18-19: Meet Artist Arlan Huang during Gowanus Open Studios 2014
Oct. 2: New-York Historical Society Presents Screening of Discovery Channel Asia’s Chineseness with Artist Yang Chihung and Dr. Agnes Hsu-Tang
Photos: Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion on View through April 19, 2015 at New York Historical Society
July 14-Aug. 8: Reflections And Devotion By Ching Valdes-Aran & Nicole Valdes Schorr
May 1-30: Eating Cultures, A Multidisciplinary Art Exhibition at SOMArts Cultural Center, Features Christine Toy Johnson, Cathy Lu, Genevieve Erin O’Brien, Kate Hers Rhee and More
Art by Nicholas Galanin Featured in Kindred Spirits, Native American Influences on 20th Century Art, at Peter Blum Soho in NY, 10/29/11-1/14/12
CHINA Town: Contemporary Ceramic Painting from Jingdezhen on View in the Cafritz Galleries of the White-Meyer House, 9/23/11- 1/15/12
Portraits of New York Chinatown After 9/11 Featured in “Post 9/11”: Commemorative Display at Library of Congress Asian Reading Room, 8/30-9/15
Coming to America through The Angel Island Immigration Station
Rick Shiomi Checks out Performing Arts Playwrights Series in the Asian American Pacific Islander Collection of Library of Congress; Attends “Asian American Plays for a New Generation” Book Signing in NY on 7/29 Photo Flash: Library of Congress’ IN REHEARSAL Exhibit
Lia Chang Theater Portfolio at Library of Congress Features Photos of Thom Sesma’s Makeup Transformation as Scar in Disney’s The Lion King Las Vegas, Robert Lee and Leon Ko’s Heading East Starring BD Wong, David Henry Hwang’s Chinglish, and Samrat Chakrabarti and Sanjiv Jhaveri’s Bakwas Bumbug! on View Through August 2 Chinglish in Rehearsal
My portrait of “New York actor Thom Sesma’s Makeup Transformation into Scar in The Lion King” on view in HHC’s New York City: IN FOCUS, Vol. 2- 7/14
HHC Art Collection’s “New York City: In FOCUS, Vol.2” Photo Exhibition Opening Reception 6/23, Exhibit dates-6/23-7/14
DUMELA 2011 Summer Show features paintings from Zimbabwe, Kenya & South Africa at the August House Studio -6/26
Artwork by Asia Flores on display in Mercy High School Annual Art & Soul Art Exhibition in SF
National Museum of the American Indian in NY, ESSENTIALLY INDIGENOUS?: Contemporary Native Arts Symposium, 5/5-6
Nicholas Galanin featured in SEEING INDIGENOUS Indigenous Art and Media Arts on Film at National Museum of the American Indian in NY on 5/7
Pretty as a Picture:Photographs by KEN SHUNG on view at The New York Public Library Tompkins Square Gallery
GEORGE HIROSE: New Night Photographs of Provincetown on view at Ernden Fine Art Gallery
Nicholas Galanin is among nine Native Artists featured in “Dry Ice” Exhibit in Princeton
Georgia O’Keeffe: Abstraction at the Whitney Museum of Art through January 17, 2010
Monet’s Water Lilies on view at MoMA through April 12, 2010
Alaskan and National Acts to Share Stage at Sitka’s Homeskillet Fest, July 15-18
In Conversation with Nicholas Galanin
Nicholas Galanin is featured in Identity Exhibition at Alaska House in New York
MARK SHAW: A RETROSPECTIVE at Monroe Gallery of Photography in Santa Fe
Charmed by Audrey: Life on the set of Sabrina
Q & A with National Geographic Photographer Michael Yamashita

Lia’s Lens
Andy Warhol, Romare Bearden, Alexander Calder, Lia Chang in Art & Healing Exhibit at Snug Harbor on SI
My Empire State Building at Dusk on view in HHC’s “Art and Healing-Healthy for the Holidays” Art Exhibit
Photos: Happy Birthday to My Niece Asia
Empire State Building on a Crisp Winter Night
Multimedia: Snow in New York on New Year’s Eve
Multimedia: 2009 Bellagio Holiday Botanical Display in Las Vegas
Lia Chang’s Botanical Beauties Portrait Commission at School of Nursing at Kings County Hospital Center
My Botanical Beauties for the LIU/King’s County Hospital Center Nursing School
RED opening reception at Gouverneur Healthcare Services
AAJA member Lia Chang’s RED photographic exhibit part of Chinese New Year celebration
NY Yankee Fans Show Love for Brett Gardner at Lord & Taylor Fifth Ave
Multimedia: Lord & Taylor 2009 Christmas Windows
Multimedia: Tino Martinez and Sherri Shepherd at Lord & Taylor Benefit Bash
Multimedia: West Indian American Junior Carnival

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Lia Chang Photo by Brianne Michelle Photography

Lia Chang is an actor, performance and fine art botanical photographer, and an award-winning multimedia journalist.
As a photographer and videographer, Lia collaborates with artists, organizations and companies in establishing their documentary photo archive and social media presence. She has been documenting her colleagues and contemporaries in the arts, fashion and journalism since making her stage debut as Liat in the National Tour of South Pacific, with Robert Goulet and Barbara Eden. Lia currently plays Nurse Lia on “One Life to Live”. She has appeared in Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman and “New York Undercover”.
Selections of Lia’s archive of Asian Pacific Americans in the arts, fashion, journalism, politics and space are now in the newly created LIA CHANG THEATER PHOTOGRAPHY PORTFOLIO in the ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN PERFORMING ARTS COLLECTION housed in the Library of Congress Asian Division’s Asian American Pacific Islander Collection.
Lia’s portraits and performance photos have appeared in Vanity Fair, Gourmet, German Elle, Women’s Wear Daily, The Paris Review, TV Guide, Daily Variety, Interior Design, American Theatre,, Life & Style, OUT, New York Magazine, InStyle,,,,,, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, USA Today, The Boston Globe, New York Times and Washington Post. A former syndicated arts and entertainment columnist for KYODO News, Lia is the New York Bureau Chief for She writes about culture, style and Asian American issues for a variety of publications and this Backstage Pass with Lia Chang blog.

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